Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Blooms! Get your floral fix here!

These new summer blooms are really brightening up Fabric Godmother this week. With the Chelsea Flower show over for another year, we have found a new way to get some beautiful blooms into your life.

Take your pick from our floral dressmaking fabrics and feel summer fabulous. Ranging from dark florals digitally printed on scuba to cute floral prints on cotton lawn from Atelier Brunette. This summer we have all the floral trends covered.

Hydrangea viscose, large blooms printed on a black background. This light woven viscose with a little bit of stretch is perfect for this summer's dark florals trend. Make a dress or blouse with this fabric, you will love it (Don't just take my word for it, Linda who sends out most of our orders, has already made a dress out of this fabric and LOVES it).


The Dahlia print scuba is a dramatic floral, ideal for a dress or skirt with plenty of body. I would love to see this made into a full skirt worn with a simple pink tee shirt.


Anais Anais has a slightly retro feel to it, a light weight cotton lawn perfect for a summer blouse. Or take on the retro vibe and make a tiered maxi dress with plenty of ruffles.


This Camila Embers Olive green viscose would make a fabulous shirtdress. Lightweight, floaty and breathable perfect for warmer weather.


Spring Flower cotton features pretty meadow flowers and butterflies, like a summer's day. This cotton would make a great shift dress you could just pull on and go.


Mugli viscose is a lovely burnt orange colour that would look great sewn into a swishy skirt. This fabric has wonderful drape and softness to it.


Atelier brunette have 2 cute cotton florals. Garance and Angele would be ideal of a summer blouse or dress.



Happy sewing xxx






Thursday, May 25, 2017

Superbrights! Summer prints that POP!!!

The Bank Holiday is within reaching distance and the sun has got his hat on! Time for some super-bright summer sewing! These fabrics are not for the fainthearted, so put your best foot forward and dare to stand out!

Our Ola jersey is a best seller and this new Ola Blue and Green colourway is bound to be a big hit. I think a Zadie dress with navy side panels would be a super summer dress in this fabric.


Tilly & The Buttons Zadie Dress (Intermediate)


Aloha!!! This new blue version of our tropical Aloha jersey has us reaching for our hula skirts, imagine a Delphi maxi dress in this sipping cocktail by the pool!


Named clothing Delphi sewing pattern


Wow! This Giant spot Cotton Lawn deserves a basic silhouette to really stand out. The Kalle shirt dress or the Helmi trench dress would be ideal just pair with a pair of basic slides and giant sunglasses for instant style update. P.S, Yellow is going to be a HUGE trend, don't just take my word for it check out the Vogue colour trends for 2017


Closet Case Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern (Intermediate)

Named Helmi Trench Blouse & Tunic Dress (Intermediate)

Still want more yellow? Try this Palm Tree Print Cotton Lawn on for size, the Centauree dress with it's double spaghetti straps is a perfect summer dress.


Deer and Doe Centauree Dress (Intermediate)

Ever fancied making your own swimwear? Well this bright Aztec print swimwear jersey could be just the motivation you need. Check out the Beverly bikini and don't forget to pack your sunscreen.


Named Beverly Bikini pattern

Happy sewing xxx

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stripes - A Classic Trend

Stripes are a trend that seems to pop up every year. 2017 is no exception. This year brings oversized frills, shirt dresses and culottes, all in coloured stripes mixed with fresh white.
Yesterday I added a whole stack of new stripes to the website; luxury linens, simple cotton chambrays and seersuckers.
See all of our striped fabric here.

See my Stripe Dressmaking Inspiration Board on Pinterest for lots of stripe ideas and inspirations and links to all images below.

Copy this simple to wear red stripe dress with our new Linen stripe and the Lottie dress pattern from, Christine Haynes.


Christine Hayes Lottie Dress (Intermediate)

The Alder shirtdress features a lovely frill round the botton like this dress, use our Grey cotton chambray to recreate this look. 
Image 3 of ASOS Shirt Dress with Frill Hem in Stripe:


Alder shirtdress pattern

For head to toe stripe dressing try a mix of the Mimosa culottes with a Willow tank. Stripes cotton poplin with stretch would make this outfit super comfortable to wear.

J. Crew Spring 2016 RTW:


Named patterns mimosa culottes

Grainline Studio Willow Tank Dress (Beginner)

The Aziare blouse would be great for this peplum look, make the dress or top version in our blue stripe chambray.

Korean Women's Fashion: Miamasvin:


Gather The Azaire Top & Dress (Intermediate)

Happy sewing xxx

Monday, May 22, 2017

Indigo Summer - A Hot Trend

Indigo works well for summer, this rich shade of blue has a vibrancy about it that makes me think of shimmering seas and sunny days. Keep your silhouette simple and let the fabric do the hard work with these new blue hues.

A linen and viscose mix fabric with lovely drape and weight, printed with a small white and indigo pattern is ideal for a loose jacket or pair of wide leg trousers.


This woven cotton is a heavy weight cotton ideal for trousers, a pinafore or a beach bag.


A stretch cotton sateen with a subtle pinstripe design woven into it. Perfect for a pair of simple fitted trousers smart enough to wear to work, cool enough to keep you comfy and perfect paired with a crisp white shirt.


This cotton birdseye suiting  would be ideal made into a fit and flare dress or a pair of long shorts. This dark navy is offset with tiny white spots.


Shibori is a big trend, save yourself the time of dying your own and buy our printed shibori cotton and make a summer dress or shirt.


Kibo cotton would make a lovely dress, wear with a bright jacket and sandals in a popping colour for a chic summer outfit.


This woven Ikat cotton was really popular last year so I am really pleased to have it back in stock. Choose between cream or indigo.
Ikat woven cotton fabric

Ikat woven cotton fabric

Happy sewing xxx